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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/washington-convention-center
  • Phone: (202) 393-4488
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday, 4:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Seth Olinger
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Washington, DC - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth's Chris - DC - Convention Center offers 4 private rooms accommodating from 12 to 70 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Anne Choe (888) 925-9937
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz: Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: G & H
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place Metro stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available in front of the restaurant for $10.00.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy, and delicious from first bite to last.

Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All while you enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality.

Looking to celebrate with a group? We have private dining spaces for almost any size group. Need to host an event at your place? No problem. We'll bring the sizzle to you!

So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out.

Reservations are suggested.
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Diner Reviews
  • "While the food was amazing the service was horrible. First, the hostess could not find our reservation, although it was made through open table & they called earlier to confirm. While the hostess tried to locate our reservation, we noticed the place was really empty. The most logical thought would be "is the reservation even necessary." Once seated we ordered drinks & appertizers. After waiting 30 minutes we received the drinks but no appetizer; the server then took our dinner order;25 minutes later we received our dinner; still no appetizer. Did I mention, we order additional drinks and we never received them. We advised the server of the missing items; he apologized & disappeared only to return later asking if we were ready for the check."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My main criticism was the lack of service by our server and not a single manager stopped by our table to inquire if all was well. Our server seemed to disappear for very long stretches at a time and only once did he stop by the table to check on us. He did not refill the water glasses promptly, or ask if we would like additional drinks. The one time we flagged him over for drinks he forgot my cocktail. All in all for the price paid for this business meal that I arranged for my customers it was a very disappointing evening at Ruth Chris...."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We have dined at Ruth's Chris in at least 5 different cities in the last 5 yrs. This was the best filet my wife and I have ever had."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great food, not so great service. Sat with empty glasses several times. The manager cleared plates and got drinks one time. Went in for a quick dinner, but the service stretched it to 2.5 hours."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This place was awsome food great service great. People great And made our special day great Thanks"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent food with very good service. Recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were about 20 min early for our reservation so we waited at the bar. 17 or those minutes were spent waiting for or cocktails. We settled out and then went back to the desk for our 7:30 seating - we now had to wait another 10 minutes for a table. First server seemed competent, then mid-meal we had someone else (not so much). LONG time before we saw a server once the entree arrived (you missed selling us some more wine!) and then another wait between for coffee/dessert (which we asked for 'to go' b/c we were pretty full) but wanted coffee. Plate cleanups could have occurred more quickly, too. That took a while to show up, desserts never did. Steaks were perfect and BLT salad, delicious."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is the worst RC location that I have dined. The service was sub par. The server was unprofessional and tried to be too chummy with our party. We could also hear the servers chattering and gossiping from the kitchen. As for the food, it was mediocre. I've ordered the same dishes at other RC locations and have been blown away. Not here. Also, the kitchen messed up my entree. It took 10 mins. to refire it while my guest's steak was getting cold (I told him to start eating). The manager came by to apologize, but so what? He did not even comp the entree. As for ambiance, this location lacked in elegance. I think the Capital Grille and Morton's are much better choices."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I am a regular customer of this particular Ruth Chris. They always take outstanding care of me and my guests. My recent dinner was no exception. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My husbands dinner of lamb chops was delicious and well cooked.The garlic mashed potatoes were creamy and full of garlic...yum!The creamed spinach was also good. But...I was very disappointed with the very expensive lobster. I got a gift card from work to celebrate 30yrs.So I wanted my celebration to include Lobster! When my lobster came it looked great. But when I started to eat my favorite part...the tail...I was so disappointed. The tail was very chewy/rubbery and over cooked.So disappointing for my celebration.The rest of the lobster was good. The waiter said he would get me another tail, but we had a show to go to. I was also disappointed with the coffee...it was cold. I was looking forward to a cup of hot french pressed coffee."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I went this restaurant for my birthday. Five things... 1. They gave us wrong menus. They had to go back to get new menu TWO times. The first time for myself, and the other time for my father. 2. Although they knew the party was 3. They had a set up for only 2 people. 3. Dessert took so long and the server apologized for this too. 4. Total bill came out to be ~$300 (for 3 people) including a bottle of wine + tax => not worth this money. 5. Food was ok. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Poor service, out of date menus, peeling wallpaper and a round table thrown together with a square table to seat 8. All together a forgettable experience. One we shall not be repeating."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The menu was varied and the service outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant for business dinner meetings. Good location. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The meal and service were mostly average. A little off, for the prices. Nothing stood out and nothing made it worth the money."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris has always been some where I said 'I have to eat there' Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity raved about how good it is. So when I was in DC I went with some co-workers. Great place, easy to find. We thought the service would match the reputation! Wrong. They refreshed our Coke with Ice Tea! Took forever to get our order taken and the place was not real busy for Tuesday night. We got our salads quickly then the steak! I was so looking forward to this. I ordered the filet and when it came on the hot plate still sizzling I thought sweet just like I anticipated. So I cut into it. I ordered it medium rare it was raw purple inside. I had to wait 15 minutes before anyone came back to check!! They had to recook it and no apology!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had a ball, Great Family, Great Food, and a Great Time. It was quite pricey, but worth it.... my boyfriend ordered the 6oz steak with shrimp and it was quite small but he said it tasted great. We had a party of 12 so they set us up in a nice private room which was awesome. I would definitely recommend this for special occasion dining. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Food was outstanding as usual. On this occasion the service was slower than at any other time. I will chalk that up it being Mother's Day, but it took almost 30 minutes to get our desert. The valet parking took a long time to retrieve our vehicle also. For a moment I thought they had lost my SUV. Although not my best overall experience at this restaurant, the exceptional service I received in the past earned them a pass on this visit."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My fiance and I celebrated my birthday. We decided to do dinner early so that we can enjoy some the evening and not rush through our dinner. Around 6p, the atmosphere was perfect because the restaurant was not that crowded and the noise level was great. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive to us as well as the other workers. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our anniversary dinner was wonderful! The food was amazing! I can't wait to return for another meal!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We certainly felt pampered when we went to Ruth's Chris. It was our first visit to this location although we have visited Ruth's Chris' locations throughout the country. Our waiter, Hal, was fabulous. The extra special birthday touches were greatly appreciated. The filet mignon melted in our mouth. Service was extraordinary! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The music from the bar was loud and didn't fit the ambience of the rest of the restaurant. But the great food and outstanding service made up for this. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The food here is always great. Service was excellent and I will be back to dine again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This one won't disappoint. Attended for business dinner and it was completely conducive. Great food, great service...and quite."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The restaurant has amazing service and food! Friday nights is not the best night if you are planning a relaxed dinner as the bar is very busy and loud. I will definitely return, but will avoid Friday nights."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was my first visit to a Ruth's Chris. I was always under the impression Ruth's Chris is a fine dining experience, but I found it ordinary. My medium "filet" was slightly overcooked and had ribbons of grizzle that I've never seen in a filet before. I've had better for less."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris in NYC is my favorite place for dinner and I booked our small party into this DC location assuming it would be as good. Every bit and more! Most of us had a steak because the sizzle is worth the price, but everybody was delighted with their choices. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. A wonderful evening with friends could not have been better. The sides were all large enough to share and perfectly prepared. I normally get the shoestring potatoes because they really complement the steaks. Mushrooms were wonderful as were the asparagus. There's never a "but" at Ruth's Chris. Always great!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. We chose Ruth Chris based on a friends suggestion. I am very glad to say, it was an excellent choice. My wife and I will definitely be returning often."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was great and the servers where excellent ! Loved it"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This restaurant was very disappointing. My expectations were high but it didn't deliver. The food was good but the price was so high for what you got. To put a slab of meat on a plate with nothing else, it looks bad and unappetizing. It was a Sunday night, yet our waiter was very busy with others."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "There is still what appears to be a very inexperienced wait staff. The waiter would disappear for long periods at a time. It's a shame because we love the food and have been going there for a long time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I usually love Ruth Chris, this last experience left me very disappointed. Our reservation was not honored on time. We were told that we would have to wait even though we made a reservation. The servers (two) tried their best but they seemed very overwhelmed. We had to keep reminding them to bring our drinks. The valet service left much to be desired. I had to physically get out of the car and ask a valet attendant to please assist us. There was another long line at the valet to pick-up our vehicle. Most of the people in line were complaining about the wait. This was suppose to be a special romantic bday dinner. Although the food was delicious, the poor service ruined the overall experience. Sadly, I will not return to this Ruth Chris."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant was filled. We arrived late due to severe traffic issues on I95. I called ahead and explained our situation. When we arrived 1/2 hour late, we were concerned that we wouldn't have time to eat and finish in time for the Eagles concert at the Verizon Center. But the staff flew into action and sat us within 7 minutes. The wait staff was already informed of our time limits and took our order promptly. We finished our fabulous meal in time. This time it was a glass of wine, beef for my husband and Salmon for me. Each was perfectly prepared and outstanding. We will be going back again!!!! Next time we'll take some friends with us to share the experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Dinner reservation for 6 at 6pm before an 8pm show. After informing the server up front, we were still late to the show."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Planned friday nite dinner with my wife was outstanding. Upon entering we could feel the energy from the bar scene which will require another visit for happy hour. The food seemed to take awhile but when it arrived everything was outstanding with my wife having the petite steak and I the salmon, delicious."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I used to LOVE this Ruth's Chris. The service used to be top notch and I would go so often that I knew the managers by name. However, since they changed management a couple years ago there has been a significant decline in the service. This particular experiene wasn't so bad but it wasn't the great Ruth's Chris service I've known in the past. Our reservation was for 5pm which is when they open and our waiter was late for work (which we were told this by another waiter which was unprofessional) and he explained that's why he would be taking care of us. He was a nice guy but the restaurant was not busy yet we had to look for him often. However, as always, the food was excellent which is what keeps me going back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was good and the service excellent, but there were some rough types in the bar. We'll go to another location next time."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was my husband and I first time eating at a Ruth's Chris and it was sooo good! The food was amazing and the service was really good. The staff was very friendly and fast. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our waiter wasn't as attentive as others. Overall the food was good. Dress attire however is pretty much thrown out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "All Ruth's Chris restaurants are pretty much the same. The food is delicious but expensive. Service is good but nothing special. My main complaint is that we had asked for a romantic table but they put us right by the kitchen even though multiple other booths and better tables were available. When we arrived (exactly on time), we were made to wait while we could overhear the manager and hostess debating which table to put us at. When we were finally seated, it seems they'd picked the worst one for us. On the plus side, the valet was very quick and friendly."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great meal on Valentine's evening. Drinks before dinner were superb with great choices. Servers seemed a bit busy at times, dishes were cooked to request and all were served hot. Steaks were excellent and the lobster mac and cheese was the best side. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014